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Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway stays

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:20 pm

But multiple people connected to the team have maintained following Wednesday night's elimination that they will be surprised if Callaway stays. That is less newsy than it seems, given that he was never expected to last more than a year under a general manager who did not hire him. That expectation has not changed.

https://www.sny.tv/mets/news/heres-how- ... /310933986

Joe Madden is expected to be a free agent this winter.

But the Mets are supposedly already interested in Joe Espada of the Astros:

If the Mets change managers, one of the candidates likely to be considered is Astros coach Joe Espada.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/ ... 3201871873

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:44 pm

Quite a scoop there, dude.


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Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:30 pm

Espada was a special assistant to Cashman 5 years ago. Wouldn't that DQ him in the Wilpons eyes? ;)

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:54 am

So they want a new stooge to replace the old stooge? Is Mickey not submissive enough for the wilpons?

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:55 am

Maddon is now officially available. Between him, Showalter and Girardi, there's options if the Ponzis are willing to dish out some coin.

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:26 am

Dog wrote:Maddon is now officially available. Between him, Showalter and Girardi, there's options if the Ponzis are willing to dish out some coin.

LOL. I wouldn’t hold my breath on those.

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:06 pm

Angels fire Brad Ausmus after one season. Obvious connection here is Maddon.

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:39 am

The Post had an article this morning which states that 1) Girardi would be interested if the Mets job opens and 2) BVW likes Showalter.

Any thoughts? I could be convinced, but we've moved past the era of the high-profile manager. The talking heads all seem to love Girardi, but does everyone think that he'd fit with the clubhouse culture here if he's more "tightly wound" (per the Post)?

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:57 am

TheUpperDeck wrote:The Post had an article this morning which states that 1) Girardi would be interested if the Mets job opens and 2) BVW likes Showalter.

Any thoughts? I could be convinced, but we've moved past the era of the high-profile manager. The talking heads all seem to love Girardi, but does everyone think that he'd fit with the clubhouse culture here if he's more "tightly wound" (per the Post)?

I would have to assume Girardi is the favorite for the Cubs, with David Ross the fallback if they don’t want to pony up for JG.

I have an extremely hard time seeing any $2M+ manager here (esp with Mickey still under contract). These bigger names will be thrown out for show purposes only.

While there may be some lingering burn of a first time manager, I think willingness to “work with” the FO and a reasonable asking price will play large roles and get them somebody like McEwing, Espada, Kotsay or Rojas if they stay internal.

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:19 pm

HeyNowHK wrote:
TheUpperDeck wrote:The Post had an article this morning which states that 1) Girardi would be interested if the Mets job opens and 2) BVW likes Showalter.

Any thoughts? I could be convinced, but we've moved past the era of the high-profile manager. The talking heads all seem to love Girardi, but does everyone think that he'd fit with the clubhouse culture here if he's more "tightly wound" (per the Post)?

I would have to assume Girardi is the favorite for the Cubs, with David Ross the fallback if they don’t want to pony up for JG.

I have an extremely hard time seeing any $2M+ manager here (esp with Mickey still under contract). These bigger names will be thrown out for show purposes only.

While there may be some lingering burn of a first time manager, I think willingness to “work with” the FO and a reasonable asking price will play large roles and get them somebody like McEwing, Espada, Kotsay or Rojas if they stay internal.


Would you want Girardi if you had your wish though?

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:39 pm

I wanted Girardi but then I remembered, wasn't part of the reason the Yankees let him go was his difficulty communicating with the younger players?

Re: Martino: Mets sources would be "surprised" if Callaway s

Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:48 pm

TheUpperDeck wrote:
HeyNowHK wrote:
TheUpperDeck wrote:The Post had an article this morning which states that 1) Girardi would be interested if the Mets job opens and 2) BVW likes Showalter.

Any thoughts? I could be convinced, but we've moved past the era of the high-profile manager. The talking heads all seem to love Girardi, but does everyone think that he'd fit with the clubhouse culture here if he's more "tightly wound" (per the Post)?

I would have to assume Girardi is the favorite for the Cubs, with David Ross the fallback if they don’t want to pony up for JG.

I have an extremely hard time seeing any $2M+ manager here (esp with Mickey still under contract). These bigger names will be thrown out for show purposes only.

While there may be some lingering burn of a first time manager, I think willingness to “work with” the FO and a reasonable asking price will play large roles and get them somebody like McEwing, Espada, Kotsay or Rojas if they stay internal.


Would you want Girardi if you had your wish though?

I don’t know. He’s got some gravitas and is used to dealing with the media but I find some of his reasons for doing things often illogical and gut-based as I recall. Look, no one is going to be perfect and he’ll certainly be an upgrade over Mickey, but I would like to see them put some thought into this hire rather than just focusing in on the biggest name.
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